It was announced today that Disney is closing down the LucasArts studio. So no more first party games. Depending on how they license out the games, the properties may still live on. However, I have a feeling that they will only leverage the Star Wars franchise and leave the rest to live only in our memories.
I thought I would write-up a little homage to some of the great games that LucasArts put out that I grew up with.
Super Star Wars Series
The Super Star Wars series was released for the SNES and it was fantastic. I remember playing through the series in when I was in high school with one of my best friends. We would rent the games and power through them in the weekend. Super Empire Strikes Back was the most difficult.
When we were stuck at a level, we would take turns and put on “power” music. Sometimes this was Star Wars music, but more often than not it was just a good rock song. Once we started cruising through the game again we would listen to the game soundtrack. We just didn’t want to miss anything.
Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle
I read a great article that covered the censorship that Nintendo enforced to get Maniac Mansion on the NES. If you care at all for retro-gaming I would definitely read the link.
The Monkey Island Series
In recent years Tell-Tale Games has done a new episodic new version of Monkey Island. There is a chance with that this license might actually continue. Check out their trailer here:
Sam and Max Hit the Road
X-Wing and Tie Fighter
I hope this post takes you down memory lane. I hope you also experienced the awesome games that LucasArts put out. Let’s pour out some blue milk for our lost comrades. Hopefully the licenses won’t die in this moment. It’s almost like a millions of adventure game players screamed out and were silenced all at once.